Facebook FAIL Friday #122

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A woman had a photo taken of herself shouting and giving the finger to a soldier’s burial site was fired….

November 22, 2012
Company praised for firing woman who took disrespectful photo next to soldier’s grave
Lindsey Stone, 30, was fired for the controversial photo, but critics won’t relent. A ‘Set Fire to Lindsey Stone’ Facebook group was created, where users called for the 30-year-old to be shot or exiled.
By Rheana Murray, New York Daily News

A Massachusetts company is being applauded for firing a woman who made a vulgar gesture next to a soldier’s burial site, sparking nationwide outrage.

LIFE, a Cape Cod-based nonprofit that helps adults with disabilities, announced on Wednesday that 30-year-old Lindsey Stone was taken off unpaid leave and terminated.

Nearly 4,000 people “liked” the announcement on Facebook.

“This was the right thing to do,” one commenter wrote.

“Good for LIFE,” wrote another. “At least they care about their reputation and how employees handle themselves.”

Stone was slammed for posting a Facebook photo of herself giving the middle finger and pretending to scream next to a sign asking for “Silence & Respect,” at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider at Arlington National Cemetery.

A coworker who took the viral snapshot was also fired, LIFE said. CONTINUE READING›

A man was arrested for posting threats to kill people on Facebook while at the Orlando International Airport.

November 22, 2012
Cops: Man jailed after admitting to posting Facebook death threats at OIA
By Erica Rodriguez, Orlando Sentinel

A 26-year-old man is in jail after admitting to posting threats to kill people on Facebook while at the Orlando International Airport, according to a criminal complaint.

Transportation Security Administration officials got a tip late Sunday night that James David Honaker was plotting to murder people in Virginia and was soon to be in the airport to try to get a flight to do it.

Monday afternoon a federal agent found threatening messages on Honaker’s Facebook that he’d posted while sitting in the airport’s food court.

The posts read that before Thanksgiving Honaker would “burn that (expletive) place to the ground and everyone in it!!!” Honaker threatened to shoot someone and wrote “I can get a rifle or pistol from someone…I wonder how much gasoline I can buy with around $400…Conspiracy?!” CONTINUE READING›

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